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published time By Liveinstyle published time 16 Dec, 2014 Share image 0 Shares

Have you always been jealous and fascinated by seeing how bartenders mix such delicious drinks and get all the major attention? You might not be able spin the bottle and defy physics the way they do, but there are ways you can mix drinks like them and be the star attraction of the night. Now Christmas is almost upon us and you are stocking your inventory with all the poison that you would need to host a house party. Before you go spirit shopping, take a look at the cocktails below that you can make at home and start making notes.



Cucumber New Year Cocktail

Indulge yourself in this elegantly refreshing drink that is extremely simple to make. It can be prepared without shakers and most of the ingredients are easily available. All you need is-

  • • Cucumber slices, soaked in Smirnoff vodka
  • • 1 shot of Smirnoff Vodka
  • • A splash of Elderflower cordial
  • • Top it with Prosecco
  • • Use mint as Garnish



Martini New Year Cocktail

The espresso martini is for people with a vintage taste. The drink was incepted during 1980s, and it has two elements that belong from the 50s. The magnificent drink is a bliss to your taste buds and is surprisingly simple to serve.

  • • 50 ml Ketel one
  • • 25 ml Kahlua
  • • 25 ml single espresso or fresh coffee
  • • Sugar Syrup
  • • 3 coffee beans to be used as garnish

Mix all the ingredients in a shaker and shake well before you double drain it in a martini glass.



Inspired from the Netflix’s‘ House of Cards, this mojito-based cocktail is extremely easy to serve to a crowd. Just make sure you find stem ginger syrup, which is easily available in most supermarkets and online.

  • • 30 mint leaves
  • • 1 shot stem ginger syrup
  • • 1 750 ml of light rum
  • • 1L ginger ale
  • • Juice and pulp of 8 limes

Put the bruised mint leaves into a large jug. Mix it in the syrup and the lime before adding the rum and ginger ale before you serve.



If you have followed the stylish TV series Mad Men, you would know what GIMLET is all about. For people who are unaware of GIMLET, it is a simple mixture of gin and lime cordial. It was created to help the medicine go down smoothly.

  • • 60 ml/2 parts Gin
  • • 30 ml/1 part Rose’s Lime Cordial
  • • Garnish it with lemon twist

Simply shake all ingredients with ice and serve it into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish it with a lime twist.


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